By Simon Abaho
The female contestants in Season Six of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show dubbed Shine Ya Eye were unveiled on Sunday. They join their male counterparts who were unveiled on Saturday and introduced into the BBNaija House.
According to the host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the show is to last for 10 weeks. All housemates will be contesting for the grand prize of N90 million. It’s the biggest reward for any reality show on the continent.
Below are the female contestants and their profiles.
Angel Agnes Smith
The 21-year-old is a proud feminist, and her friends describe her as a drama queen. She believes Big Brother Naija will help her kick-start her journey in writing and cinematography.
Angela likes writing, watching movies and most importantly, sleeping. She describes herself as a fun, easy, likable person who enjoys storytelling, going to the beach to write poetry and dancing at the club.
A 26-year-old entrepreneur from Port Harcourt with a burning passion for fashion and style. She runs a clothing store that keeps her busy.
She describes herself as “a fun, sociable, daring team player” and believes her multicultural background makes her relatable. Although she is always on the go, Peace is not afraid to power down and refuel her social gas by spending time with her family when the opportunity presents itself.
Jackie B is a proud single mum and hard worker with a passion for life. She is an interior designer and a certified event and wedding planner and went to university in the UK where she had her son. The 29-year-old loves having fun and spending time with the people she loves but also enjoys time to herself. She describes herself as an “introverted extrovert” and insists she is shy but confident.
She is driven by money and success and wants to make sure she can take care of herself and her family. She always seeks adventure and gets bored very easily. She is also a resourceful and creative person who enjoys making life beautiful.
The 29-year-old mother of one enjoys dancing, traveling, DIY and photography. When she’s not doing any of the above, you can catch Tega swimming, or being the life of a party. Her friends see her as easy-going and a great cook.
She believes motherhood changed her perspective on a lot of things, adding that she’s always looking forward to what life has to bring her way.
Arin is a 29-year-old feminist, fashion designer and independent arts and culture curator dedicated to promoting the contemporary visual arts in Africa.
Raised in a polygamous home in Lagos, she is an emotional, strong, creative, opinionated and unapologetically expressive person. She describes herself as “having no filter most times,” and believes Big Brother house is made for young people like her to thrive and come into themselves.
Arin is eclectic, loves piercings and loves to dye her hair blue.
Roseline Omokhoa Afije aka Liquorose
Roseline is a professional dancer who doesn’t do well with people who talk too much. She describes herself as “a down-to-earth go-getter” who can go from being a tomboy to a glamourous lady.
The 26-year-old loves singing, cooking, reading and writing. She also takes pride in her talents as an actor and fashion entrepreneur. She’s a former video vixen who now leads a girl dance group.
Maria is a 29-year-old former air hostess, turned realtor who enjoys cooking, exercising, hiking, acting, and dancing. Maria prides herself on being a loving and kind-hearted individual who is always looking for new adventures. Her travels have taken her around the world and to all continents, except Antarctica.
She describes herself as “a symbol of love in human form”, adding that “I can get extreme when disrespected to the fullest”.
Beatrice Agba Nwaji
The 28-year-old single mother of a five-year-old son is a fashion model and up and coming actress. She studied marketing at the University of Port Harcourt.
Her hobbies her dancing, singing, playing basketball and football. She’s also a great hairstylist and a talented software developer.
She joined the Big Brother Naija house to showcase her interesting personality to the world.
Princess Francis is a 30-year-old e-hailing service driver and business owner. She lives in Abuja and enjoys cooking, traveling, and watching movies. She takes pride in being a lovable, caring, fun person – and confesses she can be a little dramatic sometimes. “I got the drama from my mama,” she says.
Princess is from Imo State and lists buying her very first car as the highest point in her life. Her lowest on the other hand, is when she found out her dad passed away. She is also a taxi driver
Princess reckons there are many things that make her royalty, but none above her industriousness and the fact that she is a cool New Year’s baby!
Tsakute Jonah aka Saskay
Saskay is a 21-year-old extrovert and lover of books. She enjoys all types of music and speaks of herself as “an embodiment of art”. Discovering her talents and skills and using them to impact others and improve her persona, while striving to find her space in the world, is what she considers to be a high point in her life.
Although she was suspended from school in 2015, Saskay is having the last laugh as a fine artist and has even won titles such as ‘Model of The Year’ and ‘Female Personality of The Year’ at her university.
She loves dancing, cooking and meditating, and believes her personality was made for a show like Big Brother Naija.
Anita Singh aka Nini
A fashion entrepreneur born and raised in Nigeria with four siblings and a mother she loves.
The 27-year-old graduate of the University of Abuja has hobbies which include cleaning, cooking travelling and photography.
According to her, she’s “curious, dramatic, ambitious and fun” with a desire to be the centre of attention. Nini believes the Big Brother Naija platform will change her life.
BBNaija is the biggest reality show for Africa, approximately 49 countries around the continent are estimated to tune in to watch this season according to the show organizers.
For this year’s show, organizers say they canceled all audiences for live shows and evictions, they added that the presenter will host the sunday Live eviction shows with the empty studio, crossing live into the Big Brother House.